Lee Harvey Oswald Hand-addressed envelope

04 Dec

Air mail envelope, 6 x 4.5, addressed in Oswald’s hand to his brother, “U. S. A., Fort Worth, Texas, 7313 Davenport St., Mr. R. Oswald,” and adding his Moscow return address in Russian, including his name, “A. Oswald,” also in Russian, at the bottom. Envelope bears two September 9, 1961, Russian postmarks on the front, and two Texas postmarks on the reverse. This envelope was part of Warren Commission Exhibit number 305. In fine condition, with a couple small spots and expected wear. A photocopy of the letter originally contained in the envelope is also included, and reads, in part: “The Russians are holding me up, and are giving me some trouble about the visas, so for now I can only wait. In general for an ordinary Russian, Its impossible to leave the USSR, simply because he wants to. However, I and my wife have the possibility because of the fact I am still an American citizen and have the U.S. passport.” Struggling to obtain exit visas from the Soviet Union for himself and his pregnant wife, Marina, Oswald sent regular correspondence to his family in Texas to prepare for his homecoming. Provenance: Collection of Dr. John K. Lattimer. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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